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Australian PM heads to church, football after 'miracle' election win

May 19 2019

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a Labor opposition that had been widely expected to win. | Video

Australia opposition leader promises 'real' change at official campaign launch

May 05 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten said on Sunday that if his party wins the May 18 election, wages will rise, more children will go to pre-school, small businesses will get more tax cuts and hospitals will get their emergency rooms upgraded.

Australia opposition leader promises 'real' change at official campaign launch

May 05 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten said on Sunday that if his party wins the May 18 election, wages will rise, more children will go to pre-school, small businesses will get more tax cuts and hospitals will get their emergency rooms upgraded.

Dingo drags sleeping toddler from bed on Australia's Fraser Island

Apr 19 2019

A dingo dragged a sleeping toddler from a camper van on a popular Australian holiday island late on Thursday, but his father awoke and pulled his 14-month-old son from the jaws of the dog-like dingo. | Video

Premium New Zealand honey producer admits adding chemicals: media

Apr 19 2019

MELBOURNE A New Zealand company pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of adding artificial chemicals to its premium manuka honey, media reported, in a flagship prosecution over a product that is high-value export for the country.

Australia plans tougher social media laws for failing to thwart violent content

Mar 30 2019

MELBOURNE Social media executives could spend up to three years in prison and their firms be fined 10 percent of their turnover if they fail to quickly remove violent material from their platforms, according to a new law proposed by the Australian government. | Video

Measles outbreak in New Zealand's Canterbury widens to 20

Mar 09 2019

MELBOURNE Thousands of vaccines are being delivered to health centers in New Zealand's Canterbury district as a measles outbreak has widened to 20 confirmed cases with health officials warning the number is expected to rise over the coming days and weeks.

Bushfires destroy more than 30 houses in Australia's Victoria state

Mar 08 2019

Bushfires burning across the Australian state of Victoria for a week have destroyed more than 30 houses and burnt nearly 70 other buildings with most of the blazes still active, the emergency authorities said on Saturday.

Thousands protest Australia Day legacy

Jan 26 2019

MELBOURNE Tens of thousands of people rallied across Australia on Saturday calling for the abolition of the Jan. 26 national holiday in protests showing a deep division over a festivity intended to celebrate the birth of modern Australia.

Australian minister for women to quit politics at election

Jan 19 2019

MELBOURNE Australia's Minister for Women Kelly O'Dwyer said on Saturday she will quit politics for personal reasons at this year's election, adding to the list of female politicians to leave the ruling party, some citing disunity, bullying and intimidation.

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